4 October 1995 Acoustically induced light polarization effects in isotropic media
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Proceedings Volume 2643, Acousto-Optics and Applications II; (1995); doi: 10.1117/12.222729
Event: Acousto-Optics and Applications VI, 1995, Gdansk-Jurata, Poland
Abstract
Isotropic media which become anisotropic in the presence of an acoustic wave are demonstrated to act as optical polarizors. In contrast to traditional polarizing plates or rotators, the final state of polarization of light passing through a crystal with ultrasonically induced anisotropy, can smoothly be controlled by varying the acoustic parameters. The main diffraction and polarization effects are visualized in the case of fused quartz and dense flint.
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Erik Blomme, Oswald Jozef Leroy, Antoni Sliwinski, "Acoustically induced light polarization effects in isotropic media", Proc. SPIE 2643, Acousto-Optics and Applications II, (4 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.222729; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.222729
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Polarization

Acoustics

Diffraction

Ultrasonics

Crystals

Anisotropy

Fused quartz

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